The Parish of St. Thomas, Werneth


Welcome to the home page of St. Thomas' Church, Werneth - on the Coppice.

St. Thomas' is one of many parish churches in the Church of England. It is part of the Diocese of Manchester.

It is a Grade II listed building.

Church Services

The church building is open for Sunday Services.

Current Arrangements

We want to keep our Sunday morning arrangements as safe as possible, given local Covid-19 rates. Fortunately we have the space to keep our existing procedures in place.

Please note:

  • Please continue to wear a face mask during church Services (unless you have a medical or psychological reason not to do so).
  • We are now going singing (quietly, with masks) one hymn each service, plus the sung liturgy at Holy Communion.
  • You are welcome to sit next to others, where you have arranged this in advance.
  • We will continue to offer the bread, only, at Holy Communion.
  • Signing in is NOT compulsory.
  • Feel free to chat outdoors, after the service!
  • Full details can be found in our revised Risk Assessment

The Notices

  • English Classes will restart at 1:00 pm on Thursday 23 September.
  • Thank you to those who continue to help in the church grounds!
  • The Farsi/ Dari Discussion Group takes place outside St. Thomas' at 3pm on a Thursday. All welcome. The course includes preparation for Baptism and Confirmation. This week we are gardening at 1pm.
  • Mission Communities There is a meeting for all who are interested in finding out more about the plans for Mission Communities , and how they will affect us, at Christchurch Chadderton, at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 20 October. Refreshments from 7:00 pm.
  • Puppet-makers Do you want to make and learn how to use puppets? All welcome. Please see Gina.
  • Church Collection As usual we cannot have a collection in church. Church funds continue to be low! Please feel free to leave a collection on the plate as you leave church. Thank you for your generosity.
  • Bluebell, Snowdrop, and other Bulbs watch this space for dates and times for mass-planting. Please see Graham or Gina if interested.
  • Hannah Lane Many of you will remember Hannah who came to the parishes on placement a number of years ago. She was recently ordained as Deacon. More details

News from our Charities


This website is currently being rebuilt and simplified. Some links do not work yet!


Wednesday 22 September 2021
10:30 am Holy Commmunion (Book of Common Prayer) St. Thomas' Church
Thursday 23 September 2021
1:00 pm English Classes Resume all welcome! St. Thomas' Church
Thursday 23 September 2021
7:00 pm St. Thomas' PCC Meeting (please check Agenda before meeting) Zoom
Sunday 26 September 2021
10:30 am 17th Sunday after Trinity Morning Prayer St. Thomas' Church

More details

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